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Cambridge City Council

City Council Candidates Open Forum
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Candidates Return to Affordable Housing Debate at Forum

Ten of 22 candidates for Cambridge City Council made their case to voters Sunday night at an open forum, discussing issues from affordable housing to the state of businesses in Harvard Square.

City Council Candidates Open Forum
City Politics

City Council Candidates Open Forum

Candidates for Cambridge City Council speak at an open forum hosted by the Cambridge Citizens Coalition on Sunday night.

Open Forum Audience Member
City Politics

Open Forum Audience Member

A member of the audience takes notes as City Council candidates speak at the Cambridge Citizens Coalition open forum.

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City Politics

Cambridge City Council Candidates Look to Woo Harvard Students

As Cambridge’s City Council election draws closer, some candidates have begun pitching their campaigns to Harvard students in the hopes that they might appeal to students’ interests and gain their support.

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Undergraduate Council

UC Tries to Bring Food Robots to Campus

The UC is currently working on a project to bring to campus small robots powered by artificial intelligence that can deliver food to students, according to Dunster House Representative Noah Harris ’22.

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Harvard Square

Following Deadly Crash, Residents Reimagine Pedestrian Safety in Harvard Square

Cambridge residents and city officials have started to question the state of pedestrian safety after 67-year-old librarian Sharon Hamer was struck and killed last week crossing the street in Harvard Square outside of the crosswalk.

Cambridge Candidates Climate Change Forum
City Politics

Cambridge Candidates Climate Change Forum

Cambridge city council candidates discuss their plans to address climate change locally. Voters gathered to learn more about the candidates' strategies to respond to this issue.

Cambridge Candidates Climate Change Forum
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Candidates Debate Climate Change Approach at Forum

The forum, held at the Citywide Senior Center, gave the 16 participating candidates a chance to discuss the threat of climate change in Cambridge and outline how they would address the issue if elected.

Housing Overlay Fights
Cambridge City Council

New Legislation Lights Way for Recreational Marijuana Shops in Cambridge

The council voted 7-0 in favor of the “Cannabis Business Permitting Ordinance,” with Councilors E. Denise Simmons and Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. abstaining.

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City Politics

Cambridge City Council Votes Down Mixed Housing Development Amendment

Participants in Monday’s Cambridge City Council meeting disagreed over a controversial petition that would amend existing zoning plans on New Street to add affordable housing units.

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City Politics

City Council Candidates Discuss Affordable Housing at Public Forum

“We wanted to put the forum on as an opportunity to educate voters about what candidates feel on housing and what they think they would want to do to really address our housing crisis problems,” ABC Co-Chair Alexandra Markiewicz said.

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College

City Council Candidates

Cambridge City Council candidates discuss the issue of housing. Some argued public housing has failed low income community members, citing high property prices in Cambridge.

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City Politics

McGovern and Simmons Most Favored On Cambridge City Council Per Resident Survey

Among other issues, crimes, drugs and opioids, and homeslessness all polled at a lower level of concern than bikes and bike lanes.

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City Politics

As Cambridge City Council Plows Ahead With Affordable Housing Plans, Some Candidates Voice Doubts

Though the Cambridge City Council’s proposed affordable housing overlay has taken center-stage on its agenda, some candidates are not impressed.

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Harvard in the City

As Cambridge’s Municipal Election Approaches, A Look at the Candidates and Issues

A variety of hotly contested issues are at stake this election cycle, and candidates have sought to differentiate themselves in a crowded field with a nonpartisan municipal ballot.

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